Thursday, July 19, 2012

Review Of : The Dark Knight Rises

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Just watched the Premiere Screening of

Directed By Christopher Nolan

Starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Josh Pence, Nestor Carbonell, Diego Klattenhoff


Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar® winner Christian Bale ("The Fighter") again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose"), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake.Returning to the main cast, Oscar® winner Michael Caine ("The Cider House Rules") plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby") reprises the role of Lucius Fox.


One word; epic. 

The very much anticipated conclusion to The Dark Knight trilogy is finally in the silver screens. 

First & foremost, The Dark Knight Rises is a direct continuation from The Dark Knight and Batman Begins.This third installment depicts the after-events from The Dark Knight & of course the ever famous quote said by Commissioner Gordon at the end of the movie;"Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So, we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight." This line was a piece of the puzzle that got many of viewers' questioning the fate of Gotham & Batman...until now.

Therefore, I highly suggest you to first watch 'The Dark Knight' & 'Batman Begins' before watching The Dark Knight Rises . 

SO, as many of us, viewers are super pumped-up when the first teaser trailer was released plus a few other theatrical trailer of this film, does the film live up to the expectations? Yes. Like I said, The Dark Knight Rises was epic, as epic as the trailer itself. Chris Nolan did a great job on this film as well as he did with The Dark Knight. 

The Dark Knight Rises consists of a well-written story.

The story as a whole including the previous films in the trilogy, was really well-written.

While in Batman Begins, the villain was Ra's Al Ghul & the psychotic Scarecrow, The manipulative Joker in The Dark Knight, Bane in this movie proves to be quite the challenge to Bruce, as Bane is not just a terrorist but also holds some dark secrets along with other characters, even characters from previous films which forces the Batman to rise once again. 

As I said earlier, the story  was written in a way that Nolan actually brought back a few characters from Batman Begins & The Dark Knight which holds a few secrets in the past. 

Plot-wise, The Dark Knight Rises was really well-written as there were multi-layered plot filled with conflicts & twists. (that I will not tell to avoid potential spoilers ;) This third installment consists many action sequences as well
Acting was good. Bale did a good job with his character as Batman & Bruce Wayne despite his last Batman role was in 2008 (The Dark Knight). There are a number of new casts which did a good job such as Tom Hardy as Bane. Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake. 
Visually, stunningly epic. The cinematography of the movie & everything was really good. One thing I  want to say is, if you have the chance to watch a movie in IMAX, please watch The Dark Knight Rises. 
The Music & score, was really brilliant. Hams Zimmer once again did a great job on the film's score. He made the film much more intense & epic with the music. You can listen to some them here

All in all, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is a must watch, and not to be missed especially if you loved the previous films. 

My Rating?

Plot : 4/5
Storyline : 3.75/5
Effects** : 4.5/5
OVERALL : 8.75/10.



Alif said...

Very detailed review. Going to watch it as soon as possible, since i'm also a Batman fan. :D

JΞMS£Ɲ said...

@Alif, Hey, yeah, go and watch it! EPIC. ;D

Iriene said...

Watched it and Loving it :)
I should have take your advise earlier to watch the Batman Begins and Dark Knight to understand this latest movie better. You are absolutely right!

The Imax is good, the sound system is great - perfect for Dark Knight Rises .....

JΞMS£Ɲ said...

@Iriene, Yeah! Haha, yup, because its related. Agreed. Spectacular. (:

JamesKYTan said...

Why do they have to fake killing off Batman and Bruce Wayne? They can fake killing off Batman and letting Bruce Wayne live for the citizens do no know that Bruce Wayne is Batman. Let Bruce Wayne live as an industrialist and philanthropist.

Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:

Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.


The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.

SO, there it is. Thanks! :)